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in prince georges county the big question tonight who's responsible for the ball lot? it incorrectly states high- ranking democrats like o'malley have endorsed candidates they don't actually support. have you been able to track down who may have printed them up? >> we are starting to get some answers. here's how it all started. the two candidatessed to us yesterday they have been wronged because the controversial ball lot said it had been authorized by citizens for change and a man named charles somers. the problem is that the candidates say neither really exist. when we talked to him, muse said he saw jerry mathis handing out the ballots. so we tracked him down today to get his side of the story. you were handing them out. >> absolutely. my people were handing them out. other people were handing them out. >> reporter: did you put this together? >> i did not put it out.
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there does exist a citizens for change and they are absolutely citizens. they exercise their constitutional right to put out a ballot. the first amendment right. i helped them to understand the political system. >> reporter: is charles somers the treasurer a real person. >> he is a real live, smart, very astute citizen who wants to see change. >> reporter: now do you know how we can find him? >> i have been in contact with charles and i have decided to come out on his behalf at this point because my name an my face was slapped across the paper. >> reporter: angela's name is listed for two states attorney and clerk of circuit court, which she is not running for. this is not giving out accurate information. no matter what side you are coming from. >> that's right. >> reporter: is this not a problem? >> it was an error by the printer that i never saw. that charles somers never saw.
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because we gave or he gave the printer this, the printer was supposed to -- this is the official. go directly by this. how does that happen? we don't know. but it was a partnershipper air. it happens all the time with advertisements. i'm sorry it happened but actually gives her a better shot because her name is in two places but i will say that is printer error and we cannot control that. >> okay. now you keep saying we cannot control that but you said you were not responsible for this ballot. we are saying charles somers is responsible for the ballot. >> actually what happened, i consulted with him on it. so when they came to me and said this is what we wanted to do. that's when i worked with them. so when i say we, i will not back pedal from the fact that i had some information or some input in this, but only as consulting with the individual that wanted to have a voice for the people. >> reporter: you say it is legitimate -- >> mathis said no fraud was
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committed because the ballot is legit. the maryland attorney general is investigating. of course, today is labor day. so government offices are shut down. we'll find out the latest when they open tomorrow morning. >> thank you. also in maryland, the gloves are off in the race for governor. republican governor ehrlich released an ad called let's get to work. it said that many many is in worse shape than a decade ago. his opponent o'malley's campaign blasted the ad calling it a pie in the sky ad. they say ehrlich is distorting the facts and making empty promises. the news edge in the district now. local politicians are working hard this labor day. fenty and gray are stumping for votes for the upcoming pryoral primary. -- mayoral primary. today fenty defended himself when asked if bringing his wife out to the campaign was a
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political ploy. >> anyone that would question any member of my family answering a question from the media about what impact it has on them an then casting dispersion on them for doing so is either someone who is my political opponents or two, someone who isn't aware of the circumstances. >> reporter: gray is spending the day knocking on doors as well trying to get votes from people he may not be able to reach if they hadn't been home for the holiday. coming up at 10:00, the state of the mayor's race. karen gray houston and paul wagner will be live on the set to break down the issues and talk about where the candidates stand ahead of the democratic primary. join us after the fox drama, "lie to me." 27 thorough bred racehorses are dead after a fire tore through their barn. it happened at 5:00 a.m. in west virginia just behind the charlestown racetrack. stacey is just back from west
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virginia with the story. >> reporter: this is a story of unspeakable tragedy and incredible bravery. this is a fire that started in one barn. a witness said it sounded like an explosion and quickly spread to two other barns. trapped inside were 50 racehorses amend the barns burned some nearby horsemen and women, even some charlestown casino workers rescued to try to save the terrified animals. >> if question save a horse's life it is something we do. like a doctor saving a human beings life. we went to the fire an the smoke was too much to go in the barn. >> within minutes of getting the others out the flames were taking over other barns and we were seconds from getting those out. >> they managed to got out 26 horses from that burning barn. the survivors were rounded up and led in to an empty stable
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that charlestown raceway made available for them. even a few goats that served as companion animals that made it out alive, as well. a total of 27 horses did perish. damage is stimed at 1.2 many dollars. the fire is believed to be accidental but we still don't know the cause yet. >> thank you. a police alert for students at the university of maryland. several students have been beaten and mugged off campus the latest attack happened at princeton avenue. a student walking alone on saturday morning was beaten and robbed. earlier in the week a student was assaulted. three others were attacked in the parking lot of the clairion hotel. investigators are looking for suspects still. police are looking for the gunman who shot three young people in a drive by last night. it happened on 58rd street near clay terrace northeast. one of the victims, a teenager girl was seriously hurt when she was shot in the time other two victims were relatively
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young. police are not releasing their ages. still ahead on the news edge, a pair of bike riders on a mission. >> reporter: two riders, eight state, one cause. it is called pedaling for patriots. a bike ride for fallen cia officers. the story is coming up. president obama spent part of his labor day holiday on the road. the $50 billion proposal he's rolling out to spark the economy. and did you hear about this makeover mishap? why a new rug in the oval office is causing a quote 
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a quote on the oval office rug is incorrect. here's a look at the rug itself. king cited parker in his speeches and that's leakily the cause of the misquote. it is also has quotes from lincoln, roosevelt and jfk. president obama is pitching a new plan for roads, railways and airports but republicans are not on board with this one. the president unveiled his $50 billion plan at a labor day rally in milwaukee today. tomorrow president obama will expected to propose a permanent extension of tax credits for business owners who invest in research and development. the five metro red line station closed for the weekend
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are set to open on schedule tomorrow. crews worked over the holiday weekend installing new track and tunnel safety lights and firework optic cables to improve access. the takoma park, silver spring, wheat and glen monday stations will open tomorrow at 5:00 a.m. controversy is brewing ahead of the ninth anniversary of 9/11. still ahead on the news edge tonight, how a church here in the u.s. is sparking anti- american protests overseas. bring awareness to what these people do day in and out for their country that never gets written up. pedaling for patriots. a local couple is on a mission to bring awareness to one of the deadliest attacks in cia history. but first the so-called black widow of east eating contest crushed her male counterparts over the weekend. sonya thomas eight noorly 181 chicken wings in ten minutes. the 43-year-old tiny woman from
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alexandria, virginia beat out joey chestnut. she said she was still hungry after eating all of those wings so she ate 20 hot wings, as 
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plans to burn the koran in the u.s. sparked a mass pro test in afghanistan. people burned american flags
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while yelling death to america and long live islam. a pastor in gainesville, florida plans to burn the islamic holy book on the anniversary of 9/11. the pastor vouched to go ahead with the burnings. it is one of the deadliest attacks on cia officers in the agency's history. a suicide bombing near afghanistan last december, nine people were killed, including five cia officers and two contractors. today, two of their colleagues from virginia are hitting the road on a mission of honor for them. >> thank you, sir. >> reporter: packing up and heading out. robin and kim are about to embark on an odyssey across the country. they have everything they will need, food supplies and most importantly their bicycles. they are calling they are mission pedaling for patriots. it is memorial bike ride for five cia officers and two
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contractors killed in a suicide bombing in afghanistan in they deserve recognition. i think the families have to understand that people care for them and what they do. >> reporter: rob is a retired cia officer, and both he and kim are former marines. rob knew several of the victims. the ride is a way to honor them. >> bring awareness to what these people do day in and out for their country that never gets written up and their families are really behind the scenes and they can't share, even with their neighbors what it is their husbands and wives are doing. >> reporter: the centreville, pennsylvania -- virginia couple plans to bike across eight states starting in jacksonville florida and ending in san diego. the couple expects to over up to 100 miles a day. they have been training. >> we will zip our real wheels and front wheels in the pacific. >> the mission is inspiring others to get involved from the smallest supporters to dozens
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of others who are keeping track and donating through their website. the goal is to raise money for the cia memorial foundation that supports the families of slain and injured officers. it will be a physically grueling journey but the rippers say their sacrifice doesn't compare to that of their fallen cia colleagues. unsung heros, whose work helps to keep the nation free. >> these are americans who do it without recognition. they do it for you. in centreville, virginia, fox 5 news. how gorgeous the weekend was and you say it is going to continue. >> yeah. and you think of how hot we have been this summer with the thunderstorms. that really makes us appreciate the weekend like this even more and the weather is not going anywhere. it will be nice the next several days. it will be a little warmer the next couple of days. >> okay. >> and temperatures came in this afternoon officially now
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at national there for a brief period, as you look out in to the evening it is really nice out there 87 degrees the high for national, but that was warmer than just about everybody else. dulles 84 for a high. bwi only in the lower 80s there. so kind of depended where you were today. if you are downtown, it was probably a little warmer. if you were around the water, it was a little cooler and of course back out to our western suburbs we had a range of temperatures. dulles is 83. now manassas 82. culpeper is holding on to that 90-degree reading. fredericksburg 87. for tomorrow it looks like we will warm up area wide just a little bit more. just about everybody, with the exception of being around the water will be around 90 degrees like culpeper is right now and i think we will see a couple of 91s and 92s. this evening, so nice. 81 degrees at 7. 75 with fair
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skies at 9:00 and just in the lower 70s in town at 11:00. but again, out in the suburbs, later on this evening, the temperature will quickly drop to the 60s. if you want to leave the windows open and spare you a little air conditioning, it will be nice and comfortable later this evening. tomorrow we will be getting warmer. now, listen. the storm track is to the north of us. clouds have been to the north of us. any chance of rain has been to the north of us and we are living large under high pressure and load loads of sunshine and again temperatures in the 80s. and again, even as we warm up the next couple of days, after tomorrow. it will be nice. latter part of the week. here's tropical storm hermine. lack at how rapidly in the last few hours the storm really begins to wrap up and it is trying right now to form an eye. there's a chance that this storm could become a hurricane over the next couple of hours before it is able to make land
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fall in mexico. last report at 5:00, 60-mile an hour winds. it will go in to texas, spread a lot of rain in to central sections of texas back here at home we are cool. 65 in town. upper to mid-50s to the west of us in the suburbs. centreville 60 degrees overnight tonight. fair skies and cooler in the suburbs. tomorrow a lot of sunshine. staying sunny. just a little bit hotter out there as our temperature will be approaching 90 degrees. we may just get to 90. some places 91 or 92. thursday and friday, drops down in the upper 70s an we will have some 50s overnight again. >> like the sound of that. turn off the air conditioning at night time. >> thank you. a bohemian judge dropped charges against two people who allegedly tried to extort $20 million from john travolta. it happened after the actor's son died. an ambulance drive an his lawyer were set to be retried in the case but travolta want
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the case dismissed because of the fist -- because of the stress the first trial caused. will mcnabb be ready to go against dallas? sports is up next. first, he is slightly taller than piece of carry-on luggage. this 24-year-old from colombia has been certified by guinness book of world records as the world's shortest living man. he is 27 inches tall. his mom says he stopped growing at the age of 2. the new record holder loves to dance reggae, wants to drive a car and wants to see the world someday.
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new from pillsbury. in the refrigerated section happy labor day. the redskins look ahead though season opener against the cowboys. they went 0-6 in the division last year and will be tested early on. practicing today portis and full back mike sellers but the big news mcnabb worked out after sitting out the last two weeks with a sprained ankle. he took snaps with the starters and showed no sign his ankle was bothering him in i talked to donovan and we joked an about it and he said how would anyone think i'm in the going to play the cowboys on a sunday night game. he's ready to play. >> reporter: practicing with
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the second team defense today hanes worst. there were reports orthe weekend the coaches were unhappy with his performance. in the preseason game but today shanahan and hanes worth seem to be on good testimonies and the coach had nothing negative to say. >> anytime a person plays a defensive end position, nose position, it takes some time. it doesn't happen overnight. he played a lot of plays. i thought he did a good job considering playing as many plays as he did do, at a couple of different positions and not having the reps that some other players had at it. it was work that was well needed an he played hard. to baltimore where the navy mid shipmen and terrapins hooked up at m&t stadium. the terps second and goal at the navy five. he cults to the outside and punches it in to put maryland on the board first. 7-0 terps. still in the first, more
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maryland and he runs for 67- yards down to the navy 13. minutes later he would finish with a three yard score an the terps lead 14-0. here's navy. second quarter, the pitch to byrd takes it in from ten yards out. navy would tie the game up. it is 14-14 in the fourth quarter. this season kicks off tonight for virginia tech. they face boycecy state at fedex field at 8 p.m. last year the hokies kicked off their season against alabama. tonight a another huge game right out of the block. >> that's why they come to virginia tech to play in games like this. you know, a national audience first ball game. hopefully a soldout stadium. and i know a very enthusiastic stadium. so, you know, i think our kids like this and that's why they come to virginia tech. the nationals are hosting the mets this afternoon and get
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excited for danny who was called up last wednesday. today he blasted two home runs, one a grand slam on a four for five day with six rbis in his first five games. he is 9 for 16 with three homers and three rbis the nationals blast the mets 13-3. the orioles beat the yankees 4-3 and hoffman wins the deutsche bank championship. tiger shot a 68 an tied for 11th place. that's good enough to keep the number one ranking. >> pretty good. >> thank you so much. thanks for joining us tonight. now of course you have the news edge. the news is always on keep it here on fox 5. tmz on tv is up  no oil has flowed into the gulf for weeks, but it's just the beginning of our work. i'm iris cross. bp has taken full responsibility
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